There’s a lot to celebrate every day – some days more than others, but today especially because 1 year ago today, I finished my last chemo treatment. Some people say you’re “cancer free” after you have your surgery to remove it. Others feel like you’re not truly “cancer free” until you finish your last chemo treatment. For me, I’m a little more partial to the latter since chemo was the last aggressive effort to get rid of any wandering and potential cancer cells in my body. I definitely remember my last day of chemo – all the nurses clapped while I was leaving and they even gave me a “certificate of completion” that they had signed. I just smiled, waved goodbye as I left, and remembered how happy I was to get out of there!
I’m sure you’re all with me when I say it’s been a sad past couple of days. Losing not only Carrie Fisher, but also Debbie Reynolds in the span of two days was shocking and heartbreaking. I grew up watching tons of musicals and Debbie Reynolds made such an impression on me in Singing in the Rain. Her voice still sounds so velvety and sweet when I listen to it. I always thought that the scandal surrounding her and Eddie Fisher was infuriating, but if anything good came out of that relationship, it was Carrie Fisher. She played the ultimate bad ass “damsel in distress” that didn’t take crap from anyone, and in reality, she was equally just as bad ass. Continue reading
Following my post from the other day, I wanted to take advantage of the week leading up to Christmas to wear as many holiday themed outfits as possible! I can’t think of one Star Wars fan that doesn’t like R2-D2 (I mean, how can you like a character that doesn’t actually say anything and only beeps?), so what’s more festive than R2-D2 wearing reindeer antlers? To be honest, R2 is cute in everything, don’t you agree? Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas week in your favorite holiday attire!
Now that one big event is over, it’s on to the next big event – Rogue One! Hopefully everyone got their Rogue One tickets the other day – if not, you better hurry! I haven’t actually decided what I’ll be wearing when I go camp out in line, but isn’t it great to have so many options? I mean, I could wear a full on costume or just wear a regular Star Wars shirt. Or I could even do a casual cosplay with this cool Finn jacket (formerly Poe’s)! Throw on a black tee, black jeans, and boots and you’re pretty much good to go! And even if you don’t go the casual route, you can easily dress this jacket up with a frilly skirt, heels, and some shiny jewelry for your next holiday party! I am actually thrilled that this jacket came back in stock since I missed it the first time (I was waiting for the sale!) and the quality, fit, and design is everything I thought it would be. So whether you go casual or dressy, this jacket is fit for any rebel.
It’s crazy to think that exactly one year ago, my world was turned upside-down when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s still hard to even type that out today – in fact, sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago that I was dealing with all that stress. I was in total disbelief, felt so overwhelmed, and had no idea how I was going to take this on. Well, as you can see, I made it out A-OK and learned a lot about myself – one of the biggest things being that I am much stronger than I realize. I think that’s one thing that a lot of survivors will tell you – that this disease F’ing sucks and going through it is no piece of cake, but in the end, you come out so much mentally stronger than you were before.
Hopefully by now you’ve all seen the Rogue One trailer and liked it as much as I did. I can’t wait for this movie to come out, especially because it’s the first standalone movie and not a direct prequel or sequel of any of the other films. It’s pretty crazy to think that there will be a new Star Wars movie out every single year until 2020 and on top of that a new Star Wars Land opening up at Disneyland! And here’s a tip – if you look closely while riding Thunder Mountain, you can actually see some of the construction going on for it! But back to Rogue One.. Continue reading